An annual federal report out today finds health coverage could nearly double within the next decade. By 2016, public payers could be doling out more than half of all health care funding. Ronni Radbill reports.
A new report out today says the FDA is not doing enough to guard patients' health when it comes to life-saving medical equipment. A key issue is a lack of oversight in equipment safety. Ronni Radbill reports.
Oregon residents can get paid through Medicaid if they become official caretakers for family members. Ethan Lindsey reports how some home care workers get help from the state, and how the recession might affect the job.
A new poll shows a majority of Americans believe Medicare should be expanded to include everyone. More than half of respondents are even willing to pay more taxes for the coverage. Danielle Karson reports.
The number of helicopter ambulances has doubled over a decade, but there are also many more crashes. The high cost of missions and no compensation for new safety equipment are big concerns. Jill Barshay reports.
Today a House committee will explore the challenge small businesses face to cover their employees. Some reformers want to mandate employers provide insurance or pay into a government fund. Mitchell Hartman reports.
You might think the stress of a bad economy would lead more people to smoke, but historically financial downturns have made people smoke less. Dan Grech reports why the recession encourages smoking cessation.
An FDA panel is expected to endorse a new blood-thinning drug by Eli Lilly. The decision could have a big impact on how powerful drugs with potentially risky effects are brought to the market. Dan Grech reports.